Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Nicolas of Sweden, The Duke of Angermanland

Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden, The Duke of Angermanland was born 15 June 2015 as the second child and eldest son of Princess Madeleine of Sweden & Christopher Paul O'Neill {Source}. He has an older sister{Source}:
At his birth, he was fifth in succession for the Swedish throne after his big sister, however, with the births of his cousins Prince Oscar and Prince Alexander in 2016, he is currently 7th in succession {Source},

On 11 October 2015, he was christened with the following as his godparents{Source}:
  • Prince Carl Philip, The Duke of Värmland (maternal uncle)
  • Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun (paternal half-aunt)
  • Henry d'Abo (patenral half-uncle by marriage)
  • Gustaf Magnuson (maternal cousin 1x removed)
  • Katarina von Horn (friend of his mother's)
  • Marco Wajselfisz (friend of his father's)

As a great-great-great-great-great grandson of Queen Victoria, he is also distantly in line for the British throne {Source}. He is related to nearly every current reigning monarch:

  1. Denmark: His grandfather is 1st cousins with Queen Margrethe II, making him and his sister 1st cousins twice removed 
  2. The Netherlands: His  grandfather is Princess Beatrix's 3rd cousin, making her a 3rd cousin twice removed from Prince Nicolas. Same with the Luxembourg Grand Ducal family 
  3. Liechtenstein: His grandfather is Prince Aios's 6th cousin, making Prince Nicolas a 6th cousin twice removed. 
  4. Monaco: his grandfather is a 7th cousin of Prince Albert II, making her a 7th cousin once removed. 
  5. United Kingdom: His grandfather is a 3rd cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, making Nicolas a third cousin twice removed of the Queen. This is on both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's sides of Queen Elizabeth's family.
  6. Greece : Queen Anne-Marie is his first cousin 2x removed
  7. Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg: Princess Benedikite is his first cousin 2x removed

Although only a year old, he has already done his fair share of royal duties. In May 2016, he attended his cousin, Prince Oscar's christening with his mother, sister and father {Photos}.

He resides in London with his parents and sister. In order to continue to remain in succession, he must: 

  1. Be commune with the Church of Sweden (Lutheran)
  2. Reside in Sweden at some point during her upbringing
  3. Not marry without the consent of the Government (Article 5) or ascend the throne of another state by election, inheritance or marriage without the consent of the monarch and the Riksdag.
His name comes from:
  1. Nicolas: Likely a name his parents liked.
  2. Paul: For his paternal grandfather, Paul O'Neill, who died in 2004
  3. Gustaf: For his maternal grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf and his godfather, Gustaf Magnuson.

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